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A 20-month-old child is brought to the emergency department because of fever and irritability and refusal to move his right lower extremity. Physical examination reveals a swollen and tender right knee that resists passive motion. Which of the following is the most important test to confirm the impression of septic arthritis?
a. Examination of joint fluid
b. X-ray of the knee
c. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
d. Complete blood count (CBC) and differential
e. Blood culture
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option A.. examination of joint fluid
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E) Blood culture..
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Blood culture
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A).examination of the joint fluid...
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a. Examination of joint fluid
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a. Examination of joint fluid
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it seems like A and blood culture are true but i feel like choosing A!!!
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Seems its obvious that - artritis; to prove that it is septic, maybe E) blood culture? Just guess...
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I think examination of joint fluid is the best way to go.
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A- u look at the fluid. thats the only way to know if tht is septic or non-septic.
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fluid aspiration
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A.exam of joint fluid
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